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zyBooks now supports the ability for instructors to create multiple-choice tests for their class using a set of questions created by our authors, for certain zyBook subjects. The tests that you create can be exported as a set of MS Word documents. Note that zyBooks does not provide a testing platform and tests cannot be taken and graded online in the zyBooks platform. Students do not have a "Tests" tab. You are able to distribute tests to students using whatever written or online means you wish.
Creating a test
To get started, navigate to the "Tests" tab. Then click the orange "+ Test" button.
This will take you to our "Create a test" experience.
You will need to name your test which you can do on the right side of the screen.
Next, expand a chapter on the left to see which sections have test questions.
Expand a section to see which questions are available in that section.
Answers can be previewed in place. Answers will also be available in the documents you will export at the end.
Use the checkboxes on the left to select the questions you want to use in your test. You can select as many questions as you like from as many sections and chapters as you like.
Once you have selected all of your questions, you can switch to the "Organize test" view using the toggle at the top of the page. You can always go back to the "Select question" view to add or remove questions later.
Questions can be reordered by clicking and dragging the gripper handles on the left.
After you have selected all of the questions you'd like to add and organized them into an order you are happy with, click "Review and export" to review the test and export it.
This will take you to the "Review and export" experience where you can give your test one last look before exporting it.
From the " Review and export" page, select the format you want to export. (Note that QTI is not turned on for all zyBooks by default. To request the QTI options, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Selecting Word .docx will produce the following three documents,
1. The test, with no answers
2. The test with answers inline
3. A concise answer key with only answers
The other two options will produce a QTI zip file. The following guides provide instructions for uploading a QTI zip file into an LMS
Please note, there are a few known issues in Brightspace and Blackboard. We are working with teams at both companies to correct the issues, in the meantime, you can review the issues in our help article, Testbanks: Known QTI import issues